NBA Defensive Players of the Year

Updated: April 24, 2013, 12:15 PM ET
Associated Press

2013 -- Marc Gasol, Memphis

2012 -- Tyson Chandler, New York

2011 -- Dwight Howard, Orlando

2010 -- Dwight Howard, Orlando

2009 -- Dwight Howard, Orlando

2008 -- Kevin Garnett, Boston

2007 -- Marcus Camby, Denver

2006 -- Ben Wallace, Detroit

2005 -- Ben Wallace, Detroit

2004 -- Ron Artest, Indiana

2003 -- Ben Wallace, Detroit

2002 -- Ben Wallace, Detroit

2001 -- Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta-Philadelphia

2000 -- Alonzo Mourning, Miami

1999 -- Alonzo Mourning, Miami

1998 -- Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta

1997 -- Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta

1996 -- Gary Payton, Seattle

1995 -- Dikembe Mutombo, Denver

1994 -- Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston

1993 -- Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston

1992 -- David Robinson, San Antonio

1991 -- Dennis Rodman, Detroit

1990 -- Dennis Rodman, Detroit

1989 -- Mark Eaton, Utah

1988 -- Michael Jordan, Chicago

1987 -- Michael Cooper, L.A. Lakers

1986 -- Alvin Robertson, San Antonio

1985 -- Mark Eaton, Utah

1984 -- Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee

1983 -- Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee


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